I just replaced my router with a new Balance One Core. Setting it up, including VLANs, was an absolute breeze. Now I need to decide on one or more access points.
No doubt, a site survey is the gold standard, but I am interested in just their general characteristics at the moment.
I want as much power as I can get for an indoor unit to cover my fairly large 3 floor home (including the basement), which leads me to believe that my best choice is either the Enterprise or the Rugged. I am not likely to do a ceiling install, at least for now, so the Rugged looked like the best option…until I looked at the vertical radiation patterns:
@Alan - If I am reading those charts correctly, I’ll get much more consistent vertical coverage with an Enterprise. Is that assumption correct?
I am not opposed to buying more than one, but one for each floor of the my house is a bit steep. Thus, I am planning to start with one, see how it works out, and then only pick up a second if needed.
So, in general, am I correct - is the Enterprise a better choice than the Rugged to pick up as much vertical coverage as possible? Or should I just wait until Peplink fixes the dropped connection issues with the Minis and then pick up three of them - one for each floor? Seems like they are trying, but not there yet.